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Film Review: Alyce Kills (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Alyce (Jade Dorfeld) is a fragile mind, a girl who acts on a random, deranged impulse resulting in the death of her best friend Carroll (Tamara Feldman) and that alters her life forever. Overcome with guilt, Alyce is tormented by her actions and spirals into a world of sex, drugs and violence. With each passing day, each darker step …

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Film Review: Umbrage – The First Vampire (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a dysfunctional family moves into a remote farm, they find themselves in the middle of a centuries-old feud. As night falls hard, terror emerges from the darkness in the form of a deadly seductress, and a cowboy vampire hell-bent on revenge… REVIEW: Written and Directed by Drew Cullingham Starring: Doug Bradley, Rita Ramnani, Jonnie Hurn “I’m not a …

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Film Review: The Hagstone Demon (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: One year after the suicide of his late wife, Julie (Gizelle Erickson), Douglas Elmore (Mark Borchardt) takes up residence in an old apartment complex known as “The Hagstone” as the building’s caretaker. It’s temporary employment as the dwelling is declared unfit for living and the residents have only a few months to find somewhere else to live. As the …

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Film Review: Mum & Dad (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Mum and Dad, and their ‘adopted’ children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels – including a steady stream of transient workers who populate the airport’s soulless hub. When Lena, a young Polish office cleaner, is befriended by Birdie, she gets drawn into a nightmarish world …

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Film Review: Hellboy (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. REVIEW: With the rush of superhero films raking in the audiences, it was only a matter of time before director Guillermo del Toro got on board with his own adaptation. Hellboy though is unlike …

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Film Review: The Tapes (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Fame-hungry Gemma asks her boyfriend Danny and his media student mate Nathan to film her Big Brother audition. They hear about a sex party and change course, but soon wish they hadn’t as the party goers turn out to be devil worshippers. REVIEW: “The Tapes” is another entry in the tired (or not-so-tired, depending on your point of view) …

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Film Review: Hisss (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the Far Eastern myth of the snake woman who is able to take on human form. REVIEW: “Hisss” is a very recent horror/thriller from India, ripe with comedic interludes. It also ventures into strong dramatic territory at times. It’s low budget roots show, even though it had an estimated budget of six million dollars. It follows a …

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Film Review: Vlog (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: From the producers of SAW, VLOG is a groundbreaking extreme-horror film about a real-life webcam girl whose online murder is not what it seems. REVIEW: “VLOG” is a rather interesting little film. I was ready to write the film off ten minutes in, but I ended up really enjoying the way the events play out. And damn, was I …

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Film Review: In a Glass Cage (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A former Nazi doctor-turned-pedophile, paralyzed from the neck down after a suicide attempt, is forced to accept a boy as his nurse under threat of blackmail: the boy secretly witnessed the doctor’s torture and murder of another boy, and possesses the man’s diary, which details his wartime experiments and his subsequent descent into pedophilia and murder. Before long, the …

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Film Review: Mosquito Man (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Police lieutenant detective Thomas ‘Thom’ Randall’s steady girl-friend, Dr. Jennifer ‘Jen’ Allen, is Dr. Aaron Michael’s main assistant on his pharmaceutical firm Bellion’s research program to cure the highly contagious, fatal infection Guinin. Multiple murderer Erikson, whom Thom arrested, is one of their special drug test subjects, but escapes. Ray and Jen are affected by radio-actively altered DNA from …

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Film Review: Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: In 2002, renowned Ghost Hunter, Carter Simms, was offered $5,000 to conduct a 3-day and 3-nihgt paranormal investigation of the infamous Masterson House. Twenty years earlier, Minister Joseph Masterson and his family were brutally murdered inside their home. With the aid of a videographer, a reporter, and spiritual advocate, Carter set out to prove or disprove claims that the …

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